Play

What pup doesn’t like to play? Our play category is all about the fun stuff. You learn about the best dog toys, the best dog parks, and just random fun stuff for you and your canine to share and play with.

Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

2 dogs fighting: Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

If you’ve spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you’ve seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don’t even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing?

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Fireworks and Dogs: Tips to Keep Fido Calm

Fireworks: My Dog is Scared of Fireworks

Is your dog scared of fireworks? She’s not alone! Although fireworks are a fun, exciting sight for us humans, for dogs they’re typically the opposite. The unexpected, loud noise can often create stress and anxiety for your dog. Before the fireworks are lit, be sure to understand what your dog is experiencing…

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Rover Dog Sitting Reviews: Other Options Besides a Kennel

Pet sitter with dog

Taking a last minute trip but need your dog cared for while you’re away? You call the kennel, but they’re already booked up for the weekend. What other options do you have? Pet sitting services like Rover offer pet sitters in your local area the opportunity to meet and make bookings to watch your dog while you’re away. Read our Rover pet sitting reviews to see why we think they’re the best pet sitting service…

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Pet Holidays: Always a Reason to Celebrate

Holidays for pets

If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays are excuses to celebrate pets and pet awareness. For the past few years we’ve been sharing these occasions on social media (see our Pinterest board of them), but thought it would be nice for our readers to have them all in one place so you can reference them as needed and plan accordingly. So pet owners and animal lovers rejoice, here is your go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond…

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What Is the Best Dog Ramp for SUVs?

Lab going down dog ramp off back of SUV

My sister has an 110-pound Labrador retriever who can’t jump. He just waits for someone to help. However when my sister was seven months pregnant it’s not safe for you or your dog to lift them into the car. Thanks to dog ramps, pups have an easy way to enter and exit vehicles safely without injuring their owners…

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Best Pet Transport Service: Which Best Meets Your Pet Relocation Needs?

Dog in moving box

Need to find a reputable pet relocation service for your upcoming move across the country or even across the world? It’s one of the most stressful life events for you and your pet, so you want to make sure you find a service that offers TLC and reliability to make your pet’s journey as seamless as possible. What do pet shipping services offer? And how much does pet transport cost? We’ve uncovered the best pet transport service contenders to help you with your moving checklist…

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How to Become a Foster Dog Parent

Dog with foster parent

The stigma that shelter dogs are bad dogs is a stereotype that is completely untrue. Unfortunately, too many dogs are in shelters, and people are scared to adopt them because they think there must be some reason that they were sent to the shelter to begin with. Read on to learn the real deal about shelter dogs and what you can do to help…

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Do Dogs Dream?

Dog sleeping on carpet

Our dogs are so cute when they are asleep. Sometimes, my dog, Sally, will start twitching or whimpering in her sleep. I always say, “She must be dreaming about chasing squirrels,” but is she really? Do dogs have dreams and if so, what do dogs dream about? Read on to learn more about what might be going on inside their head and how to tell if your doggy is dreaming when it dozes off…

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